films with small and slow push ins/pull outs?

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Michel Rabe

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films with small and slow push ins/pull outs?

PostFri Feb 03, 2023 11:13 am

For a narrative film I ponder to replace a dolly with a specific slider that is ultra smooth and can be used for push ins / pull outs, as the length increases/decreases while the slider moves. (this one: https://www.zeapon.com/en/micro3-series ... ce-slider/ )

But the camera travel distance is only 1 meter / 3 feet.

I think it could work, as the film is a slow burner, these short, slow moves would fit the mystery/thriller/horror plot and it would have many benefits keeping the crew small and agile (there also is a steadicam ready to create long moving shots). But I would love to see it somewhere first.

Does anyone know films (shows, cinematographers/directors) that make lots of use of small, very slow push ins / pull outs or lateral moves?
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Re: films with small and slow push ins/pull outs?

PostFri Feb 03, 2023 12:01 pm

Maybe not exactly what you're looking for, but I remember the opening scene of 4 months, 3 weeks, and 2 days (a fantastic film, by the way) opened with a slow pull out that didn't seem very long distance-wise as it was in a living room.
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Re: films with small and slow push ins/pull outs?

PostFri Feb 03, 2023 12:14 pm

I'll look into that, thanks!

I should have mentioned, I'm looking more towards how repeated use throughout a movie / long episodic shows works.
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Re: films with small and slow push ins/pull outs?

PostFri Feb 03, 2023 3:05 pm

One rule of thumb I like: If it is noticeable, better have a really good reason to do it again.
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